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the u.s. is set to provide military aid to the syrian rebels. and now has high confidence of the small scale use of chemical weapons by. the talk is government stepping up the pressure on protesters with another crack down on a rally in crowds and. the prime minister though issues his final ultimatum. that iranians go to the polls to choose their new leader we look at the spending his last days in office as we review the. president with an agenda.
this is just off the nine am here in moscow this is a global news with me rule re sushi let's go straight to the u.s. capitol right now. washington has given the green light for the syrian rebels to prop up the opposition plan for a limited no fly zone over syria has also been drawn up and comes off to the u.s. administration concluded that assad's forces had used chemical weapons quote on a small scale the latest details now from a port. this is quite a game changer being announced by the obama administration what we know is that the u.s. has decided that it will provide military support to syrian rebels but u.s. officials would not specify what that support will involve national security council that the pfizer ben rhodes says that the new assistance to the syrian rebels will be different from the non-lethal communications type equipment that the . u.s.
has given before this of course leads many to believe that the united states will now be arming the syrian opposition now these decisions are being made after the u.s. intelligence community has independently concluded that the syrian government has used chemical weapons including the nerve agent gas sarin on a small scale against the opposition however washington so far has failed to disclose what specific evidence they have what has led them to make these conclusions and this announcement but this is counter to what a chief u.n. investigator said just two months ago during our investigation for crimes against humanity and war crimes. we collect. weakness to money. the made to appear that some chemical weapons were used in particular. in what was.
what appear on. to our investigation that was used by openings by the ribbons and we have no no indication that tool is the government. of the sudan government has used chemical weapons but i want to be the. first the first indication we got. to the use of never open in the united states decision now to provide more military support to the syrian opposition comes ahead of a peace conference that's supposed to take place geneva at the end of this month or be they have then next month that conference was organized by the united states and russia and it was aiming to get both sides from syria to come together at the table and talk about how there could be a transitional government forms and ultimately and the ongoing violence that's been
taking place in syria according to the united nations ninety three thousand people have been killed since this civil war began more than two years ago we should note that many experts have indicated that and believe and argue that adding more arms to such a heavily violent conflict that's ongoing in syria would actually fuel an arms race it would make the circumstance there the environment there so much more dangerous but as we see from the the announcements made by the obama administration that washington plans to aid syrian rebels militarily and they won't give specifics but it looks as though that the united states will be arming the syrian opposition. not a course one of more important and in the meantime the author and his you believe that washington's allegations while unreliable will only serve to further escalate the conflict and it seems to me this is
a very dangerous and ominous moment particularly since sunni clerks of just met in cairo egypt in a call for a holy war against the regime in damascus and instead of trying to calm things down it seems to me the obama administration is about the throw gasoline on the flames keep in mind also that just a few weeks ago the turkish authorities now that some of the rebels housed in turkey had through your weapons that's weapons in their possession keep in mind as well that it's difficult to say if these weapons were used if they were used who used them for example what was the chain of custody that allows the obama administration to conclude that it was damascus and not the rebels how did those samples get from the battlefield to washington how do we know that really gate soldier in the syrian military used these weapons precisely to invite intervention by washington there's so many questions i look forward to seeing the evidence
although i don't think that the administration will be able to provide it and while the u.s. is still to decide just how far it might go with syria its e.u. allies are preparing well for themselves for a possible flood of refugees from the war torn state germany could end up bearing the brunt giving shelter to some ten thousand who have already fled syria despite it having been rather reluctant over western calls for direct military action in the country and all of this is germany already fears the radical threat potentially posed by the return of hundreds of europeans who have gone to fight assad. has this report. these protesters behind be in pearl in a campaigning for better rights of all refugees here in germany and big number of refugees in the country could be set to rise by around ten thousand now that's the number of people escaping violence in syria that's expected to come here to germany
when it comes to the international response to the own going crisis in the embattled little eastern country germany has certainly be more reserved and its criticism and some of its european partners particularly the likes of france and the united kingdom both of those have called for sending arms and perhaps even military personnel to aid the rebels fighting against the tree of the syrian government that germany has and they have kept their involvement purely diplomatic however there are those in germany that fear that the actions of countries like france and like the u.k. could see germany drawn into the conflict further by the back door. by germany's not in the same position as france or great britain would like to stay away from this conflict but there are some attempts to drag the country in as far as i know there are right now thirty six fighters in other words terrorists from the free syrian army who are getting treatment in german military hospitals only to be
crushed and sent on their way back to syria to terrorize the civilian population. the authorities in berlin say that they know that people have left from germany to go and fight in syria and they also many of these are fighting with radical islamic groups against the assad government forces there is now a worry that these people could return home and pose a potential terror threat on the streets of germany i think it's a double threat the first threat is of course for syria and for syrian civilians as well as for the syrian army that recruits from europe holding european passports the president there are fighting and of course they are learning their terrorist fighting skills. when they're out there and the danger is that those people will come back to europe one day sooner or later and practice their skills in germany and britain in france and we know from all the countries now these terrorists are travelling to syria and they will come back so this might become a really big challenge and the danger for also for the security in europe but with
no end in sight to the violence ongoing in syria it seems very likely that ten thousand won't be the final number of refugees fleeing the violence that find their way here to germany and we could see that rice in the future. or listen our attention now to turkey where it's been another night of violence in the capital ankara police dispersing crowds again rallying against the government while prime minister of the one though has issued a final warning to protesters demanding an end to the occupation of tech seems gezi park in istanbul which has been a flashpoint in the symbol of the rest in turkey reporting on the latest now artie's. we've seen that the protests the press has broken out by police yet again with the use of tear gas and rubber bullets all of this happened just in the early hours of friday almost at the same time when prime minister as we see with their
present from the protesters gezi park of course all of this comes as prime minister has initially said that his patience has run out and that everybody who is not complying with the rules of the turkish government will be dispersed and that is he part will be freed all over he did then meet with their representatives from the protest movement in the lead of the last information that we have learned is that there seems to have been some progress made but not no word yet exactly on what type of progress we're talking about here so again we're kind of holding our breaths here in turkey in the capital as well of course and in this jungle and seeing exactly how things develop from here and author and of course we will keep you updated. on the european parliament has blasted turkey for its quote disproportionate and excessive use of force against the protesters and made prime minister of the one rather furious he says he won't recognize the e.u.'s resolution
against his country earlier here about see we spoke to suffolk from the republican people's party which has been struggling to confront the ruling bloc in the parliament she's increasingly worried over the escalating violence and a possible with chant. of waiting with concern we are trying to protect the peaceful protesters who are being exposed along with along with foreign journalists along with everyone else students law here is that we're all exposed to the same vine and so i'm i'm in life witness to it as well. we are very close here and not only about the heavy crackdown although the prime minister's worst but also that which. may follow everything else in the long run though i am really observing here a culture of. this is this is at the end of the day this is an insult by the government. people who ever is wasn't in the way and it being in the
way that they the government want to. date stockton's calling them immoral. and this. bill at the end of today for the trees. and all together that's three trees already cut down there are about forty seven trees in that park and we still haven't heard the magical words to bring down the tension in the country which would be we're not going to cut down your trees and we're not going to do that. and it is a busy day for news here and i see a lot of stories are still to come for you on the program including for the leaks from the man who blew the whistle on america's sweeping so failing spro graham
edward snowden he tells a hong kong newspaper the n.s.a. has been talking hundreds of targets in china it's a new twist in the cyber standoff between beijing and washington would. the role of washington indeed assuming the role of the victim. react to situations i have read the reports. and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your part. to carry on the talking no. thank you no more weasel words. when you question be prepared for a chase when you. get ready for
tough economic sanctions and deadly protests. over a few take on controversial issues of his time in power all the while asking iranians about their attitude to the outgoing leader. akbar has been in real estate business for years and in iran when we ask him to summarize the legacy of president ahmadinejad he talks about it so. if you compare that right side increased by a hundred percent since last year we have no hope for the future of the economy is bad guys are getting worse one of the president's promises after taking office in two thousand and five was to make iran's vast oil revenues felt at the dining table of every single family was he leaves behind is a country hit by the worst financial crisis in the years but there are some who say it's not what it is just who's to blame for the downturn hundred sanctions were tough recently and it's hard to keep afloat but the president of the people i'm
sure that iran is able to resist international pressure. the iranian economy has been hit hard by a string of ever tougher sanctions imposed successively by the new the u.n. and the u.s. over accuse ations the countries trying to develop nuclear weapon something which was never approved as a lot of ahmadinejad's has been able to stand up to the whole world over iran's nuclear program and the country is better off for it. and of a battle the departure in libya will be remembered for is his rhetoric about israel and iran six resident relations reach the point when even war seemed very possible and while ahmadinejad has not exactly been friendly towards israel the way facts have been gentle devout him has done more damage to his reputation than his own words and years ago a statement was mistakenly treatment it to him which was inequity translated as israel must be wiped off the face of the map and actual words were that israel must
vanish from the arena of time and didn't even belong to one ishant anyway. the objective is to make up with the new judge a villain he stands for universal rights where every country would have an equal say but some powers want nothing but dominance and they focused on blocking the name of our president one of this year's presidential candidates doesn't agree say during the two thousand and nine election campaign he criticized his advisors and they were off the race that's not the best and most honest way to get the power but . the deadly protests that raged across the country after the elections are also thought to have undermined our image the result many people were frightened of the other let me not talk about my job at all. even those who don't totally support or when a judge say there is little he can actually do here according to our constitution the supreme leader has much more powers in this country almost every step the president takes should be supervised and blessed by the ayatollah so despite all
the controversies surrounding president ahmadinejad it looks like iran will continue to be a force in the region and therefore will remain the fornace side of the u.s. and its allies mahmoud ahmadinejad's eight here presidency provokes mixed feelings on a very controversial leader he was equally. here in iran has been made. all of it. is but his legacy will. be president some time. around iraq. but online as well let's have a quick look and see what's waiting for you on our web site for this hour right now for example. chaos in the skies and on the ground as a strike by air traffic controllers and railway workers paralyzes the country leaving many people. station's luggage those details on the website
behind the massive u.s. intelligence leaker edward snowden it's in full swing with the f.b.i. pledging to take all necessary steps to prosecute him meanwhile the. has been making some more revelations reportedly telling a hong kong newspaper that washington routinely been hacking into chinese computer networks he claims that the u.s. had been hitting hundreds of targets in hong kong. on mainland china since two thousand and nine including universities businesses government officials and even chinese citizens the revelations come after washington was recently pointing the finger towards beijing blaming it for a series of cyber attacks now u.s. officials have been unrelenting about what they see as a threat of chinese hackers. or some leading american industrialists are calling for a serious response so demanding that beijing faces consequences for its actions those demands are echoed by u.s. lawmakers who say that cyber attacks from the chinese government will not be
tolerated and president obama he touched on the issue noting that china must follow international norms regarding cyber security threats marjorie cohn from the professor excuse me from the thomas and jefferson school of law she believes that snowden's revelations about china and his fight against and so his possible extradition will only add tension to the ongoing relationship between the u.s. and china snowden could provide valuable information to china about american hacking into chinese communications it puts the chinese government in i guess an awkward position but in powerful position as well it puts the united states in a very awkward position and so i'm sure that the american leaders are scrambling right now to decide how to deal with this how to deal with the chinese authorities there will be tremendous pressure on the chinese government by the american
authorities to extradite him time will tell what they decide to do. live from moscow this is auntie environmentalists a sounding the alarm ofter a huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in louisiana it killed one person and injured around seventy of the deadly blasts at the complex a blaze that residents of a surrounding area they've been told to us stay indoors and close their windows the ultimate plant produces highly flammable fuel for the petro chemical industry and the reason for the explosion is now being investigated it does come just two months after a similar incident at a fertilizer plant in texas killed fifteen and raise dozens of buildings to the ground according to reports the most recent expection took place about twenty five years ago and the management was fined for safety violations publisher of the trends journal or gerald celente he says government agencies are too weak to enforce the regulations that already set him place you know are no regulations
they're only words that are never in force it's a revolving door between industry and the legislature legislature and the legislature back to industry so what you have is a tangle of agencies both state and federal without any teeth and without any will to enforce the regulations that should be in force because it's the same people that represent the industry that are running the government. and well don't see straight to two men and two women they've been shot dead inside a business center in the american city of st louis a c.c.t.v. camera caught the gunman opening fire after an argument with his colleagues before then turning the gun on himself he appeared to be the owner of one of the businesses and it's believed the victims were his employees police have detained
three people in connection with the incident. and to chile where thousands of students angered at rising education costs have clashed with police in the capital who responded with tear gas and water cannons and the students had flooded the streets for a peaceful march still wearing their uniforms on before as you can see it turned rather violent forty arrested the students opposed the fact they have to pay seventy five percent of the cost of their own educations that is one of the highest rates in the. and at this moment are rescue operations in full swing in the philippines after a ferry carrying fifty seven people sank at least one person reported dead so far and survivors say the vessel was overbalanced with two buses and a truck on board helicopters and coast guard vessels are scanning the area searching for thirty seven people who are still missing. well thank you for joining us here on see we do come to you live from moscow in just
a moment prime interest you can stay with us. you know when i was in school they would tell us stories about that other goofy economic system in the eastern bloc and about why it was doomed to fail they tell us how terrified communist bureaucrats would work very hard to give the illusion of a fish and see when their bosses were in town essentially out of fear they would try to convince the state that everything was just fine they promise of a fresh coat of paint on some stuff bump up their numbers in the books and get employees to put a smile on for the cameras so they wouldn't lose their jobs yeah this our teachers told us was a sign of true doomed economics rolling the clock forward twenty or thirty years
the bosses of the current global economic system are in town and many locations around the upcoming g eight summit in northern ireland are doing their best to hide their economic downturn from the media according to our t.v. news the government of northern ireland has spent two million pounds dealing with derelict buildings some of these buildings have simply been knocked out but some have been spruced up like butcher shops with images of meat stuck over the windows to hide their barren interiors or the now famous local office supply store which contains no office supplies at all but it sure does look nice and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight and other eyes whether than spending it on actually you know improving the local economy seems like doomed economic practices to me but that's just my opinion.
good afternoon and welcome of prime interest i'm harry and boring in washington d.c. and let's get to today's headline story. is goldman knight gary gensler is on the way out as chairman of the derivatives industry regulator the commodity futures trading commission this is after spending the three years implementing dodd frank recently suffering a losing battle with fellow commissioners and also out through the office of inspector general released a damning report in may on his performance or lack there of and at the m.f. global did walk call a front runner for his replacement is yet another x. goldman sachs employee and mandarin tara though she spends most of her young career as a senate staffer but according to the huffington huffington post tara has
a little experience and the actual financial regulation sounds like a perfect match. and insider trading is still illegal but according to a wall street journal article trading firms have been giving economic data ahead of everyone else for happy feet for five thousand dollars a month was a one thousand and twenty five dollars connection fee will give you the gravelly followed consumer sentiment reports two seconds of having a public two seconds may not sound like a long time but is an eternity for high frequency trading strategies that can make millions of dollars by front running at the non premium subscribers and even public report is compiled by the university of michigan which says it relies on private because funding. there's not a governmental agency it's all perfectly legal but we do remind viewers of when the
fed released a key report to select group of bang's brokers and hedge vines by email a day early in april maybe the fed isn't a governmental agency either. and here is listen you are prime interest. but credit rating agencies are an important piece of the financial industry and investors rely on them to assign ratings that reflects the risk associated with the security well there is a bit of a cozy relationship between the government and the big three rating agencies.